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jazeera.com. good morning. this is al-jazeera. i am stephanie sy. that these are some of the stories we are following at this hour. the huge wildfire devastating much of yosemite national park is this morning threatening something much bigger, san francisco's power grid. >> that's prompting the governor of duvol declare a state of emergency for the region. the suspected chemical weapons attack in syria that killed hundreds has the u.s. considering options. pom meets with advisors. u.s. warships are in the medtra terra mediterranean. i have a dream. my four little children will one
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day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> 50 years after martin luther king, jr.'s most famous speech, americans descend on the capitol to keep his dream alive. california's wildfire raging out of controlled and moving further into yosemite national park today, a fire so menacing, a state of alert has now been declared by governor jar brown for all san francisco. the flames are tearing through acres of pristine woodlands. the fear is that millions of people in northern california could lose their water and power. yose yosemite is on the eastern side of the state, almost 180 miles
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from san francisco but most of the bay area's water and power flow right through that area. for now, we are going to bring in tina walker. she is the public information officer for the governor's office of emergency services. she joins us on the phone from lodi, california. tina, thank you for joining us during what i know is a very busy time for you. before we get to the resources on the ground, what exactly does it mean when a state of emergency is declared? >> well, when the governor proclaims a state of emergency for an incident, basically what that provides is additional assistance to the communities that are being impacted as far as reimbursement and resources during the fire. so what happens is if an incident grows to a point where the local jurisdiction is diagnose depleted of resources, be it equipment or personnel or fund to go respond to an incidents, then the governor proclaims a state of emergency
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and allows some additional funding for those response and recovery costs. >> what can we expect in the next 12 to 24 hours with relation to additional workers and additional resources on the ground? >> well, right now, you know, there is a lot of resources on the ground. mutual aid resources from across the state and any given time, there is over 1,000 fire fighters working on attempting to control this blaze. so that effort will continue. and what happens with the progression of a fire or any incident that is requiring additional resources, those resources are provided upon request of those, submitting those requests to the state that are actually working the incident. >> how many -- go ahead. >> right now -- i'm sorry. we have, like i said, thousands of fire fighters on the ground, working those, including strike teams from across the state. a strike team is fooichl engines with five crews per general5 en five crews per general.
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and we have air support and retard ant and water dumping. >> tina walker from the governor's office of emergency services. thank you, tina. for more in depth, we turn to kilmany duchart. >> it's the fastest moving wildfire in the west. now, the threat has spread beyond the scope of the fire, itself. at risk: san francisco's electrical grid and water supply, some 150 miles away. >> it has affected our water and power system. >> two of three hydro electric power houses that supply energy to the city have been shut down to keep fire fighters safe. the city now getting back-up energy from pacific gas and electric. the 165 square mile fire is a scant four miles from the hechechi resort.
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the city's public utilities commission concerned about falling ash that may contaminate the water. >> it doesn't happen immediately. we would actually see the tribititi level increase slowly giving us sufficient time to make the adjustments to the system so there would be no disruption in water service to any of our customers. >> california's rim fire continues to grow, doubling in size in just the last 24 hours. >> biggest challenge is the fire, itself. i mean, it's making its own weather. these 40,000 foot columns and it's just unreal. >> 2000 fire fighters are hard at work. still, only two % is contained. the fire continues to work its way through yosemite national park. with 4,500 homes threatened residents near the perimeter have been asked to evacuate >> i could come home to nothing tomorrow. >> the fire has been raging,
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four homes and 12 other buildings have been destroyed. kilmani duchart, access. >> now to the evening lathing tensions in syria. the u.n.'s head of weapons disarmament is on a mission to gain access to the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack. according to defense secretary chuck hagel, events there have prompted president obama to ask for military options. there are new images from wednesday's alleged attack and we want to warn you, the video is extremely graphic. charles stratford has the report. >> the two tiny bodies hang limp in his arms. "what will i do now?" cries the father, a man destroyed by grief.
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pictures like these of the many men, women, and children indiscriminately killed by what all evidence suggests was a chemical weapons attack continue to shock the world. the syrian government still refused access to syrian inspectors down the road, respigoted by a man date agreed to with the assad government, an agreement to only inspect the sites twlooer previously alleged chemical weapons took place. may begin a shift? u.s. policy. chuck hagle says president obama has told the pentagon to prepare. the navy has sent a battleship into the mediterranean. is this a hint? >> it indicates a willingness on the national security council to be looking at a number of options in potential to what
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happened over sirriyria over th last few days. >> the united states says it needs proof that chemical weapons killed these people. the assad government has denied it was behind any chemical weapons attack. some experts say not only assad has access to chemical agent did. >> they may be the only ones that have access to the missile technology that may be being discovered at this time, but these types of chemical weapons are not very, very difficult to manufacture. >> syria's biggest allie, russia, says as sad must allow the u.s. u.n. inspectors to visit. but there seems very little movement in their stanchion. >> it is small. there is no indication that should western countries or the u.s. or a group or a collision of the willing once again intervene in the military fashion, even in a limited way, there is no indication that
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russia might be even slightly cooperative this time. >> barack obama's security advisors are meeting at the whitehouse over the weekend. the . tea /* /- chemical weapons access' to the site in the coming hours. charles stratford, al-jazeera. >> reuters is reporting president obama is meeting with his national security team this morning. the white house saying a range of options are on the table. newly elected iranian president issued a very strong statement this morning on syria condoning the use of force to stop the chemical killing there. it reads, in part, many of the innocent people of syria have been injured and murdered by chemical agents, and this is unfortunate. we completely and strongly condemn the use of chemical weapons. the islamic republic says
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preverahani did not indicate which side he believes used the weapons. another military man also learned his fate, staff sergeant robert bales who was responsible for killing 16 afghan civilians last year will have life in prison with no possibility of parole. bales opened fire on men, women and children in the khandahar province last march. some villagers felt the p punishment was not enough. >> the six member panel deliberated for 90mins minutes, the american soldier confess today killing 16 civilians. bales showed no individualsim response for the -- individual respon response. the harshest sentence possible in this proceeding wasn't harsh enough. >> they might release him. they might let him go. they might have other issues we are never going to find out.
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our wishes were that he gets a death sentence. we dent get our wish. >> haji wazir lost 11 family members in the five-hour massacre. >> if somebody gyps in your house and kills 11 members of your family and tried to burn them, what sort of punishment would you be passing on that person? >> defense attorney, emma scannedlin quoted a letter from a prison chaplain saying bales was attending regular bible study sessions and was a member of a ptsd support group. she said i am not asking you to set him free, to confine him for life but reserve that one piece of it for a later day, that one piece, the chance of parole. the army prosecute called bales a cold-blooded killer who in a matter of hours wiped out generations. and he said there was only one appropriate sentence, a sentence
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reserved for the worst crimes and the worst criminals. at the press conference after the sentence, a 12 or 13-year-old boy was brought forward to show scars of bales' attacks, deep scars. his father said children in his country now run when they see americans coming. >> sending people to afghanistan or any other place for rebuilding, try to send the right people, not maniacs and pschoes like these. >> the lead attorney called it disappointing and said their big win came when the death penalty was taken out of place. joint base lewis mccord, tacoma washington. >> a short time okay t hamid karzi reacted to the bales' sentencing >> a life sentence to him or a death sentence to him will not bring back our children that he killed. if will not bring back the happiness of those families and
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will not replace the loss that the afghan nation suffered. karzi also said he does not back capital punishment and asked that the u.s. provided compensation to the families of those killed. the sentencing phase of the trial begins made for major nadal hassan. a military jury found him guilty of killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. hassan admitted to the murders in court and had no reaction on friday when the guilty verdict was red. the jury will now decide if he will be executed for his crimes or spend the rest of his life in prison. washington state police are hunting for a teenager who is suspected of beating an 88-year-old world war ii veteran to death. another teenager is already in custody for the crime. police found the veteran in his car on wednesday with serious injuries. he died in the hospital yesterday. so far, police do not have a
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motive. in lebanon, the death toll from two car bombings has now climbed to 47. it happened on friday in tripoli in the northern part of the country. today, we are seeing just how powerful those bombs were. it appears to have been a pair. mistaken of the victims had attended afternoon prayers. at least 300 people are hospitalized, 65 of those in critical condition no. one has claimed responsibility for the attack. in bolivi, an out-of-control prison brawl leaves 30 inmates dead. it happened at a max security prison in santa cruz. state officials say the state broke out between rival gangs. more than 100 troops were called in to restore order.
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relative calm on the streets of cairo after weeks of clark between egypt's military and supporters of deposed president morsi. the michael wolff called for mass protests but a large military presence kept most at home. jobs in the city have re-opened. traffic is moving again. a mandatory nightly curfew is also keeping the streets clear. well, celebrations are beginning today for the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, and martin luther king's historic speech. thousands of people are expected to travel to the capitol to participate in a week-long series of speeches, rallies and perform applications ant part of it all, the immortal words of martin luther king's, i have a dream speech. >> i have a dream. it my four little children am will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by
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the color of their skin but /* skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream. >> those words thousands of american families around the country were glued to their television set wondering what was going to happen on that day. there was apprehension that
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nothing was happening. >> that's what some of the media were that this was going were hoping. i remember my mother telling me my grandmother counted the families coming off buses. why did they have picnic basket did? there was no mcdonald's and a drive-thru you could hope to be served. they were afraid to eat out, to venture beyond the borders to places like washington and maryland for fear that they would be discriminated against. they were told by the for a generation, a generation of san francisco americans like myself. n
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now, why did they come here? they wanted a better life. they wanted better schools. they wanted better jobs. how much has changed let's pan yes, i was just a little bit younger. >> del, i can't help but notice that this seems like a particularly touching time for you, a particularly emotional event for you. around the cornd
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that 50 years ago was not heard of. >> oh, yeah. him, too. del walters, thank you so much reporting to us and we know you will continue to follow the event did. we will have special coverage of the: the dream: 50 years later, all day long right here on al-jazeera. >> stephanie, behind those beautiful blue skies, you can see plenty of sunshine today in our nation's capitol where high pressure is going to stay in control. del broadcasting from our nation's capitol, high pressure taking across the northeast into
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the mid atlantic. it's going to be a very comfortable day. look at temperatures in our nation's cap coloratop. 82 degrees. boston, 65 and 80 in new york city. the weather is going to stay beautiful all through the course of the day. now, as we make our way across the midwest and certainly across the plains, we have excessive heat warnings in effect across minneapolis where today, we are expected to climb to 87 degrees. however, by tomorrow and really through the rest of the week, high temperatures expected to climb into the mid-90s. typically at this time of the year, they are right around 83. it's very uncomfortable, very hot and very humid. check out some of these temperatures in mpe-minneapolis minneapolis. the warmth certainly across omaha into fargo and back into bismarck where they will climb to a high of 96. now, we are going to see some much-needed rain across the southwest as we track into this afternoon and evening, although a lot of this area, certainly across utah down into western portions of arizona, we are
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going to have to watch out for flash flooding. the terrain very dry from excessive amounts of drought throughout the summer. luckily, we are going to see some showers, but some of them could be heavier. so we do expect to see flash flood watches all the way from las vegas down bo phoenix again you are traveling across southern california, we could see a couple of showers, even a few thunderstorms. unfortunately, however, that rain really needed right around san francisco around yosemite park where 125,000 acres have burned to the ground. that fire only 5% contained. unfortunately, we aren't going to see any rain there over the next 24 hours. it's much-needed rain, but we are not going to get it, unfortunatelying. as you can see, areas that will be getting the rain around utah from casper down into denver, so we want folks there to use precaution on the roadways. stuff me -- stephanie, back to
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you. >> bob the filner won't be returning. the ex mayor's next fight. the latest chapter in the paula deen saga. why she may have struck a deal with a former employee who accused her of being a racist. plus a unique tiger born in an unusual part of the world. find out how the star of the animal kingdom has ties not be were united states c.
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welcome back. a deal has been reached between penn state and seven men who were sexually abused by former few tall coach jerry sandusky. one is his adopted son, matt. the school is facing lawsuits from the scale, sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. paula deen got welcome news on friday. the judge dismissed the lawsuit against her. she agreed to a settlement with a former employee who accused her of being racist. she lost millions in endorsements and her show on the food network was cancelled after she admitted she once used a racial slur. bengal tigers are endangered. there are only about 2,000 left
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in the world. before the war in iraq, two of them lived in a zoo in baghdad, but their lives were cut short by american soldiers. as jana raff learned, the zoo has two tigers thanks in part from a donation in the u.n. >> this is one of the rarest animals of the world. it's a white bengal tiger, the rarest type of an eng dangeredblied. he and his sister were born three or months ago. their keeper is waiting for their personalities to develop before he names them. >> if they are a bit menacing, we will call them a type of name. if they are calm, we will call them st. louis. >> they haven't been shown to the public yet. >> zookeepers have kept a close eye on this white tiger can you be, not just because he's rare.
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because of the inbreeding and jet etic mutations, they have problems with their aim mun systems. the story starts with the shooting. >> the tigers, i think, now from this place. and we started to see what there is. after one how are we finished, and we found the bullets. >> in 2003, an american soldier drinking in the zoo put his fingers in the tiger's cage. when it bit him, one of his buddies shot the animal. the wildlife sanctuary in north carolina later donated a pair of bengal tigers to help make up for it. one of them was riley, eating his lunch of donkey meet. five years and many litters later, the zoo has 12 bengal tigers including the white can
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you be born after riley and one of his daughters mated. there are also five siberian tigers. the zoo said it would like to avoid inbreeding but doesn't have enough space to separate the animals or access to other tigers. >> twelve is a large number of one species. we have 22 lions. >> that's a considerably high number. if there were zoos in other current trees, we could have exchanged tigers or lions or other animals. >> they say they won't mate the white tiger. they are hoping he will be as strong as the rest of hisblied. arruf, baghdad. al-jazeera. >> i am tom acker view to see how far one community that defied integration has come. >> there was nothing little about this comeback in the little league world series.
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mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. welcome back. i am stephanie sy. these are our stories at this hour. >> the wildfire in yosemite national spark threatening the power grid prompting the governor of california to declare an emergency.
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t the suspected chemical attack has the u.s. considering possible military options. president obama meets with top advisors to discuss it as u.s. warships overseas stand at the ready. >> i have a dream that one day, this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. we hold these truths to be self e evident, all men are create equal. >> 50 years later, americans flock to washington to remember the man and his mission. >> freedom rings. let it ring from everyvillage and hamlet, from every state and every city. we will be able to feed up that day when all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and
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catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old negro spiritual, "free at last. free at last. thank god all might, we are free at last." "still so powerful. it has been five decades since martin luther king's, "i have a dream" speech electrified and changed a nation. today, tens of thousands will mark the anniversary with a rally in washington, celebrating the historic march with numerous event did, including faith services at the king memorial. this wednesday on the he anniversary of that speech, president obama wants americans to remember that the march on washington was a demonstration for jobs as well as freedom, saying, i call upon all americans to observe this day with appropriate program, ceremonies and activities that celebrate the march on washington and advance the great causes of jobs and freedom.
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march. >> martin luther king's fight for equal rights was faust with resistance across the south but no place went so far as one county in the state of virginia. tom ackerman went there to hear what happened then and in the years that have followed. >> it was back to class this week at the only public high school in prince edward county a peaceful, rural corner of virginia. few of these students, black or white, are aware of the role their county played in the civil rights struggle back in 1951. >> that's when the students at its black-only high school walked out for two weeks to protest the inferior conditions there. after the united states supreme court ordered school integration, southern politicians responded with a policy they called "massive resistance." it failed but the last bastion was principle edward county whose officials decided to shut down all of its public schools
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for four years. private academies, financed by public taxes were set up to educate white children while thousands of blacks like rita mosley were forced to leave the county or went without any schooling at all. in her case, for two years. >> it was a very sad time because i have always loved school, as i do today. so it was -- that was devastating to be not without a school. first, we played before after awhile, you realize that where is school? you know, where is your education? you just realize that you don't have it. >> the county is officially apologized you with a light of reconciliation that burns night and day atop its courthouse. >> apologies were not enough for ken woodly, the editor of the newspaper who remembered it had once been a leading voice for massive resistance. >> a lot of people, especially in the can quite community wanted to sweep it under the rug and education was stolen and
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education opportunity needed to be given back. >> woodley began a state funded scholarship for those students who never went to college. more than 90 men and women have taken advantage of that chance, including rita mosley who earned a bachelor's degree and three years later, a master's at age 66. >> couldn't wait to get back into it >> i couldn't. i am itching now, trying not to go back for a doctorate. >> the on old blacked-only high school is a newly restored museum dedicated to tell the story of their racial history to remind younger generations and others to come. tom ackerman, farmville, virginia. >> to talk about the impact dr. king and the march on washington has had, we are joined by political analyst, dominic carter. it's a pleasure to have you here on this saturday morning at the beginning of what will be a special event really for a lot
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of americans, not just black americans by the way >> for the entire country. >> for the entire country because i think so many minorities and people that are under-served, black, white, asian, gay, straight, have related to this speech. and it's changed them, and it's inspired them. how far have we really come, though? >> well, it depends on how you are looking at it, stephanie. if you are looking at it from the arena of politics and elected officials, then the country receives, i would honestly say, an a grade. but if you look at it in terms of progress that's becoming undone for example, some recent supreme court rulings. >> the voting rights act. >> the voting rights act, then many in communities of color would give the country perhaps a c or maybe even a c minus. >> what about for people, just when it comes to the every day, when it comes to the ability of a black person in this country
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to really feel equal. you know, you still hear stories about black people here in new york that can't hail a cab - cab -- hale a cab including oprah. >> it's happened to me where i can't hale a cab at times. i think every african-american could tell you a story. ontimes we point to the president. you know,ists sitting, watching you this morning, thinking about when i interviewco condoleeza rice, so much progress but there is so much to continue to go forward. and that brings me right off of the top of my mind to the trayvon martin case because many people that are in the nation's capitol today, stephanie, will be there because they feel that it's been justice denied. i venture to say, nine out of 10 african-americans will tell you
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that they feel that the jury did its job but reached the wrong conclusion. >> i was speaking to one of our producers here this morning who talked about how she would tell her son about that, how she would tell him to behave different, how her son came to her and said this reminds me of what happened to emit till. did that bruise the african-american community in a way that reminded the community of what things were like 50 years? >> absolutely, stiff instead of knee. when you along at -- and i want to -- i don't want to just focus on a negative. i want to focus on the positive as well. >> sure. >> so in the arena of politics, you can pick any american city and just about, there has been an african-american mayor, seattle, you had, i believe, mayor norm rice in 1989. governor wilder in virginia, dave devernins in new york. it's a story that i have had to, every black man in america has
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had to -- we have a great law enforcement or professionals in this kuntz try but every black man has had to have that conversation with their son. myself included. my son, when he was 16, he has epilepsy, he was running in an affluent community, running from a store to get to the bathroom, was put on the floor spread eagle. so it is a reality in black america that the first assumption is that you've done something wrong. now, as we are gathering in washington today, i also have a message, stephanie, of look in the mirror to african-americans because you can't deny that, you know, african-american males are committing crimes. look at the stats. we have to fix our community. >> is enough being done to address issues? not just in the african-american issues but dr. king stood for poverty, for jobs. >> sure did. >> for economic equality and
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opportunity not only for black americans but for poor whites. let's not forget a quarter of the marchers were whites as well. is enough being done even with an african-american president in the oval office? >> you know what's funny, stephanie? you can look at that two ways because, you know, predominantly, african-americans are told: what are you complaining about? you have a black president. yes. >> that's accurate. it's a tribute to the country. but what else is being done that's going to impact might have life or his or her's life? there is plenty to be done in terms of poverty america. >> that's why you will have probably equal a crowd as 50 years ago because poverty, jobs, people in america are hurting, and you are right. >> that's exactly what dr. king stood for. >> we should remember that dr. king never gave up hope. >> that's what that speech was about >> you are accurate.
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you are accurate. >> mr. dominic carter, it's a pleasure to have you on the show >> it's a pleasure to be here and on this network. >> thank you. and now to weather. it's going to be a beautiful day in washington, d.c., as thousands attend festivities for martin luther king. certainly celebrating, you know, march on washington. so, high pressure will be in control across the majority of the northeast, plenty of sunshine, hard to find a cloud in the sky. it's going to stay quite beautiful across the northeast. check out temperatures. philadelphia, 82 degrees, washington, d.c. coming in at 82, new york city, 80 and boston at 65. next couple of days, the weather's going to be gorgeous across much of the northeast. sunday on into monday, high temperatures will stay in the 80s tuesday at 91 degrees. nothing but sunshine. now, across the midwest and certainly across the planes, we are going to be drilling with a
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great deal of heat: 92 expected across portions of the north central plains certainly on implore the midwest. maps maps 82. im had a 92. kansas city at 90. we have excessive heat warnings in effect. this is dangerous heat. folks outside need to stay hydrated by drinking a great deal of water. across the southwest, we will see a couple of showers, although this area is very drought stricken. we need to use precaution if we are travelling. flash flood warnings are in effect. we are going to continue to see the rain as we track into tomorrow, the heaviest across western portions of arizona. staff knee back to you? >> lela, thank you so much. the political scandal that gripped san diego appears to be ending. bob filner agreed to step down after mornie than a dozen women said he sexually harassed them. stephanie they. >> the state attorney general's
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office has confirmed it is conducting an investigation into bob filner. the ag's office didn't specify what charges they are looking into, only an investigation is ongoing. city officials say they are ready to put the civic nightmare behind them. the city counsel approved -- coun signaled approved a resolution in which he resigned. the city will pay for his legal defense with regard to claims by current and former city employees. however, the city can seek reimbursement from fillner for any damages arising from the mayor's alleged sexual harassment conduct and the city put a cap of $98,000 for any outside legal counsel that bob filner may seek. during today's meeting, the mayor got up and addressed the crowd. at times, he was emotional. at other times, he was dpievent. >> the mayor also apologized to
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his victims. he apologized to taxpayers, to the residents and the city of san diego. at this point now, counsel president todd gloria becomes interim mayor and a special election will be held within 90 days. in san diego stephanie stanton, al-jazeera. some policy changes could be coming to bank of america after a 21-year-old intern recent died in london after working three days straight. the bank has announced it will review the working conditions of its jr. employees. london police say the death is not being treated as suspicious. the cause has not yet been determined. . a soleful voice of the 70 did has been silenced, linda ron stat says she has parkinson's disease, is no longer able to sing. ron status who was 67 years old had a string of hits including "your no good," "hurt so bad"
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and "don't no much". >> a tribe that usely lives in isolation appear ins public. a look at what may have brought them out into the open. ... s ...
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hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for's "i have a d
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al-jazeera will have comprehensive throughout the
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day. what's more american than little league after an exciting game, just 14 remain in the little league world series. jessica taff is here with sports >> the drama we have for you come from this little league world series it began, washington lit up connecticut to take a 12-5 lead but to quote the yogi berra, it ain't over until it's over. the bodies from westport. max popkin doing his part. this was his second homerun of the game. check it out, chad knight got into the act, too. he homers. that tied things up at 13 apiece. connecticut completely erased washington's 7-run lead. but it wasn't done yet. here we go, still tied bottom of the 7th of knight again. he said he was nervous but he pretended like it was every other at-bat and he continued the game-winning rbi in this one. they go on to win.
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we have pandemonium. they get it 14 to 13 in that one. so westport will take on it. uavista california while mexico and japan swear off in international play. the winners will be in tomorrow's championship game. these little leaguers are making memories that last a laugh laugh time. if you want proof, ask big leaguer leaguers. precious little league memories. >> in 1980, the youngsters from tampa, florida stole the spotlight. they were led by future major leaders, gary sheffield and gary bell. they are two of 11 players to ever play in the little league world series and the major league world series. we recently caught up with the 44-year-old sheffield at his hear them tampa. >> the little league world series is around the corner. when you look back, what's your fondest memory >> never in my wildest dream
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thdid i think i would meet willie stargill. he popped up in the luncheon room and spoke to all of the kids. i was one that one kid, that's willie stargill. "we are family." et cetera one of the best players in baseball. on and on and on. i couldn't give you more praises than you could imagine. when i saw him, it was like, wow. >> you got to meet pops. were you living like a rock star at that point at 10 or 11 years old. >> yes. >> that's how you felt. you know, we had -- we had derrick bell. we had tiny roan griffin, my cousin derrick pedro, maurice krum, all of these guys that i didn't realize then was going to make some kind of impact in life later on. when i saw the talent that we had, i knew we had something special. but you don't really appreciate it until later on life. >> sheffield and the tampa team stormed into the championship game against taiwan. the taiwanese club was too
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strong but not without controversy. >> when you met the kids from taiwan, did you want to check their birth certificates? >> that's what we said. when we first got there, all of the attention went to the taiwani. and the reason was is that they was hitting balls on top of the hill, you know. the clink sound, you know, the aluminum bat, that ping, and when you hear the sound and then eyebolts you see how far the ball is going, you are like, it's no way these kids are 11 and 12 years old. so, it was already planted in us that these kids was older than us. and but we said that it doesn't matter. we still going to compete with them. we are still going to beat them. >> that's how we felt. >> what's the one piece of advice that you would give these kids playing in the little league world series >> savor this moment. always savor this moment and always cher issue this moment and say: this is when it all started to me.
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>> he hasn't changed a bit since his little league days. i am jessica taff. >> that's a look at sports at this hour. he made windows making windows but now steve baumer is heading for the door. he announced his retirement on friday. he said he will step down within the next year once a replacement has been named. the 57-year-old has led microsoft since 2000 when the company's founder, bill gates, stepped aside. sales of new homes took a dive last month, dropping more than 13%. analysts suggest it is a sign that higher mortgage rates could be hurting it demand, but the average price of a home was up $7,500. a apparently invest orders like fashionbook again. the company's stock closed about above $40 today for the first time ever. shares of the social network stock have gained more than 50% already this year. they are one of the last tribes in the amazon rain forest to
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remain isolated but now the mashco peros has come out from the shadows and their appearance is being seen by some as a warning. mariana sanchez reports from peru. >> on the banks of a river deep in the amazon rain forest, they appeared, first the men, around 30, and then the women and the children. am. >> for three days in late july, nearly 100 members of the mashko peta trial. they live near the border with brazil but they have hardly ever been seen before. a guard from a nearby watch post recorded the moment. >> tribes live in isolation. peru's laws prohibit anyone to get near them.
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diarrhea could decimate the population. they were around with arrows and spears. they seemed cautious, distrustful and apparent hungry. like other 15 tribes in the region, they are nomads traveling over areas with reserves. anth anthropologist says logging, mile and oil exploration projects are affecting the ecosystem crucial for their survival. >> the eco system is so fragile in the area, if a helicopter overflies the zone, that scares the animals away and that means the tribes flot have food. >> to protect these tribes, peru has five land reserves where extraction is forbidden and is planning to create five more. years ago, the government authorized companies to exploit gas in some of these areas. >> former president alan garcia said what benefits a few could not interfere with investments that could benefit the country. while gas countries continue to
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work in the area, the maskopitas demanded ropes. >> hifo thinks the siting was a message. >> it's a clear message. they are saying, this is our territory, and you have no right to be here. they want to live how they have chosen to live. >> anthropologists say the wear site something a warning. these communities have survived centuries of intrusion by the western men but that could be changes in many ways. march anna sanyhes sita in peru. >> some of what we are covering on al-jazeera this morning, the massive wildfire threatening yosemite national park is threatening san francisco's power grid. a state of emergency has been declared for the region. the suspected chemicalcal cheaps attack has the u.s. considering possibility military
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options. today, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of martin luther king's the "i have a dream" speech. >> the n.f.l. and the players association have made a possible agreement on hgh testing. more on that in sports. >> it's shaping up to be a beautiful day in the northeast. meanwhile, some much needed rain across the southwest. i will have the latest coming up in the next hour. al-jazeera continues. >> i am stiff instead of knee sy. we are back with you in just two and a half minutes.
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it good morning. >> this isaj. i am stiff knee sy. these are some of the stories we are following at this hour. the huge wildfire devastating much of yosemite national park is this morning threatening something much bigger: san francisco's power grid. that has prompted the governor of california to declare a state of emergency for the region. the suspected chemical weapons attack in syria that killed hundreds has the u.s. considering possibility military options. president obama meets with his top advisors today and u.s. war ships are on the ready in the mediterrrainian. >> i have a dream. my 4 little children will